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Dec 30, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home and Car



The New Year often symbolizes a fresh start and a time to set goals for the year ahead. For some, this means preparing your home for the transition from winter to spring! It’s easy to overlook our home and car maintenance in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. Keep up on your home and car maintenance by creating new habits.

Here are 6 New Year’s resolutions for your home and car to add to your to-do list this year:

For your car:

1. Learn how to change a tire
Cold weather can affect your car’s tire pressure. It’s best to check the pressure and tread periodically, and it wouldn’t hurt to add this to the top of your New Year’s resolutions! Because the unexpected happens, learning how to change a tire can not only be helpful when presented with a flat tire, but can save you money and a call for roadside assistance!

2. Learn how to jumpstart a vehicle
Be proactive and add another new skill to the list! It may seem like an easy task, but it’s best to take your time and keep safety a priority when jumpstarting a vehicle. Keeping a safety kit in your car fully equipped with a set of jumper cables could be a life-saver if you’re caught in winter weather with a dead battery.

3. End Distracted Driving
We know that New York State has strict laws when it comes to distracted driving. With new technology, including new do not disturb while driving modes and Bluetooth connectivity within cars, we are able to go practically hands-free while driving. Make it a priority this year to refrain from using your mobile devices while driving.

For your home:

1. Complete a safety check
Everyone’s home is different, which means no two safety checks look the same! Although you should be testing your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors throughout the year, it’s good to add this to the New Year’s resolution list. Additionally, check your security systems and fire extinguishers in your home.

2. Save money and reduce your carbon footprint
Decreasing the carbon footprint in your home might not seem like a feasible option. However, there are several inexpensive ways to turn your home into an eco-friendly atmosphere and save a few bucks in the process! A few examples include: line drying your clothing, planting a garden and using your air-conditioning and heating units less.

3. Begin prepping for Spring
Although it feels as if winter just started, it’s time to begin preparing your home for the warmer weather ahead. Spring is a good time to clean out your chimney from all the use it had this winter. There’s much to do in and around your home to prepare it for spring!

Add these 6 resolutions for your home and car to your New Year to-do list to kickstart the New Year! Continue to evaluate your home and car and add list items that are convenient for you and your family.

Making some of these improvements to your car or home could also save you money. Learn more about potential discounts here or click on the button below!



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